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Call for Nominations: The National Law Journal Awards

The deadline for entries is July 14.

     
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Kirkland Adds 3 SEC Leaders to Investment Group

The hiring comes as the SEC has proposed a suite of new rules for private fund advisers.

     
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11th Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Law Graduate's Complaint Alleging School Expelled Her for Supporting Trump

"As it relates to the state defendants and Wasserman, McLaughlin's amended complaint—clocking in at 115 pages and 1,064 paragraphs—is a shotgun pleading," the panel wrote.

     
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The Power of Niche: These Lawyers Supercharge Their Practices With a Focus on the Obscure

Some lawyers make a solid living—for themselves and their firms—by focusing on super niche areas of the law and unearthing obscure legal solutions.

     
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Freshfields Seeks Court's Permission to Withdraw as Counsel for Russian Bank

Partners Timothy Harkness and David Livshiz have asked the District Court in Washington, D.C., to allow Wesley Whitmyer of the Stamford, Connecticut-based Whitmyer Group to take over as counsel for VEB Bank.

     
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DOD Announces Winners of Environmental Award on Earth Day

The Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards recognize installation teams and individuals for their accomplishments and innovative and cost-effective environmental management strategies, which support critical mission readiness at DOD.
(Originally posted by DoD News)
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Wawa Employees Take $12.2M Data Breach Settlement to the 3rd Circuit

The agreement, approved by U.S. District Judge Gene Pratter of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, covers a class of approximately 22 million members and includes U.S. residents who used a payment card at Wawa during a period of time in 2019 in which hackers stole data they collected from the company's point-of-sale systems.

     
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'An Absolute ... Disaster Zone': As Pandemic Eases, NYC Immigration Lawyers Are Swamped With Casework

Pandemic delays combined with the Trump administration's draconian enforcement policies have created a backlog of people facing deportation, said an immigrants' advocate. Meanwhile, Ukrainian refugees' expected convergence on New York City is expected to add to the concern.

     
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Biden Fills Key US Attorney Vacancies in Philadelphia, California

Nominees include the first female U.S. attorney in Eastern Pennsylvania, as well as a number of career prosecutors.

     
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How Fostering 'Circuit Personalities' Can Help Curb Partisan Divisions in the Judiciary

The William & Mary Law School professors say "circuit personalities," or a court's local customs, like the Fourth Circuit tradition of judges shaking hands with attorneys after oral arguments, are great for bridging divides within a court.

     
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DOD's Chief Technology Officer Shares Career Advice With Women STEM Majors

Heidi Shyu, the Defense Department's undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, told students at the 2022 Women in STEM conference that believing in yourself is key for professional advancement.
(Originally posted by C. Todd Lopez)
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Courts Continue to Debate the Legal Status of Reposted Social Media Content

When Does Embedding and Displaying Create Liability under the Copyright Act?

     
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Ketanji Brown Jackson: Transforming the Face of the US Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is beginning to reflect the diversity of the nation.

     
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Law Firms Are Struggling With Staff Shortages. Competitive Pay Alone Won't Help

Firms, facing worker competition from other industries, are scrambling for marketing, communications, IT and other business professionals.

     
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Redistricting Row Bound for NY Court of Appeals After Divided Appellate Panel Strikes Down Congressional Map

The New York Supreme Court Appellate Division for the Fourth Department, ruling on a 3-2 vote, required that the district map be redrawn by April 30.

     
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Litigation Funder Validity Lands in DC With Storied Lawyer Bert Rein's Blessing

"D.C. is an important legal market in general, both for litigation but also as a hub for international arbitration on trade and cross-border disputes," said Validity senior investment officer David Kerstein.

     
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Kagan Takes Up 'Law-Chambers History' in Habeas Duel With Gorsuch

The "small and legally mundane" included a fiery dissent from Kagan as she delved into legal history.

     
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Austin to Host Meeting in Germany to Discuss Ukraine's Long-Term Defense Needs

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will travel to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to meet with counterparts from a handful of nations to discuss both the current and future defense needs of Ukraine, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.
(Originally posted by C. TODD LOPEZ)
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Federal Circuit's O'Malley Joins Irell—'Chance to Work With Andrei Was Very Important'

After retiring last month from the Federal Circuit bench, Kathleen O'Malley will take her consulting, ADR and policy practice to the D.C. office of Irell & Manella.

     
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'Rotten Foundation': Gorsuch Calls Out SCOTUS on Racist Insular Cases

"But the time has come to recognize that the Insular Cases rest on a rotten foundation. And I hope the day comes soon when the Court squarely overrules them," Gorsuch wrote Thursday.

     
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